California man stuck in child swing for nine hours

October 24th, 2011 by | Permalink

Photo: Eric Glanville

A 21-year-old man in Vallejo, California, had to be cut out of a child swing after a bet went horrible wrong.

According to police, the man had bet his friends that he could get himself into the swing usually reserved for infants and toddlers, and the friends agreed to pay him a hundred dollars if he accomplished the feat.

Using a liberal amount of laundry detergent, the man indeed was able to get into the swing at the Blue Rock Springs Park — the problem was, he couldn’t get himself back out.

To make matters worse, his friends ditched him and left him in the swing overnight, reports the Times-Herald.

Fortunately, the next morning a park groundskeeper heard the man’s cries, and Vallejo firefighters were able to cut the swing chains and the swing was finally cut off his body at the Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center.

Police say the man “sustained non-life threatening injuries” — and probably a bruised ego.

No word on if he was ever able to collect that hundred bucks.

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